- 39% Rural
- 16% Statewide
- 31% Denver Metro Area
- 8% Northern Front Range
- 5% Southern Front Range
- 2% Outside Colorado
By Program Area
The Anschutz Family Foundation accepts online grant applications twice a year during its spring and fall funding cycle for requests that fit within one or more of its funding areas and are for activities in the State of Colorado. Grants are typically between $5,000-$10,000.
|Fall 2017 Cycle||Spring 2018 Cycle|
|Begin accepting applications||May 26, 2017||late-November 2017|
|Application Deadline (5 p.m.)||August 1, 2017||January 15, 2018|
|Notification of Grant Decision||late-November 2017||Late-May 2018|
The Foundation’s online grant application follows the Colorado Common Grant Application (CGA) format. Please review all of our eligibility requirements & guidelines, funding areas & restrictions, and past grants before starting an application. We encourage you to call, email or submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) if you have any questions.
Applications must be submitted online (preferred) or received in our office by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted. If a deadline falls on a weekend, the application is due the preceding Friday.
Due to the large volume of grant applications we receive, our review process takes about four months. Your application will be assigned to one of our staff members for review. We will contact you if we have any questions, need additional information or to schedule a site visit. We will communicate the board’s decision about your proposal by mail in late May or late November, depending upon the grant cycle in which you’ve applied.
Since inception, the Anschutz Family Foundation has awarded 9,006 grants totaling $52,647,325 to nonprofit and community organizations (as of the end of 2016).
In 2016 alone, the Foundation awarded 336 grants totaling $2,468,384. More than 54% of those grants were directed toward nonprofits serving Colorado’s rural communities or providing services statewide.